Beachgoers discover 3 butchered bodies washed ashore at holiday hotspot
One of the bodies had its hand and foot tied to a cement anchor and the second was lying face-up in the sand
ACAPULCO, GURERO: Beachgoers were shellshocked when at least three butchered and blood-riddled bodies with gruesome torture marks washed ashore on the famous Mexican beach of Condesa and Lcacos in Acapulco city of Gurero, on Saturday afternoon, Novemeber 12.
One of the bodies had its hand and foot tied to a cement anchor and the second was lying face-up in the sand. The third body was found the following morning two-kilometers away at Lcacos beach by the Navy agents, with authorities confirming that he had a gunshot wound to the back of his neck, reported El Pais.
The beachgoers were the first who spotted the two bodies, as the army was scrambled with the State Prosecutor's Office proceeding to remove the bodies, but the beach was not closed.
Acapulco as per The Sun, is one of Mexico's oldest beach resorts and became known as a hotspot for the Hollywood elite between the 1940s and 1960s. Celebrities like Brigitte Bardot, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor took vacations at the posh resort, and in 1963, the Elvis Presley movie 'Fun In Acapulco' was made.
However, the glory is long gone as the city was ranked as the seventh deadliest in the world in 2019. Also with highest homicide rates in world in 2016, with 918 murders. Two years later, the military disarmed the entire police force of the city amid allegations that drug gangs had infiltrated it. Yet with more than 120 killings in just the first four months of 2022, the city's appalling reputation has shown no signs of improvement, the report added.
Due to the deadliest reputation, international visitors are not keeping a date with Acapulco, as kidnappings and extortions of businessmen in the area remain common.The vast majority of tourists only being Mexican.Two months before the Acapulco's Secretary of Municipal Public Security, Adrian Olivas Perez, declared that crimes related to gangs had decreased in September compared to the same time last year, the report further elaborated.
Intrestingly, a shootout was reported on Sunday, November 13 and the same day the third body was discovered at Lcacos beach, at a hotel parking lot close to the city's port. Three vehicles were involved in the gunfight, and at least 18 shot casings were found close to the Calinda Beach hotel. Although no one was hurt, both state and tourist forces dispatched soldiers, national guards, and police to the scene. Moreover, in September 2021, the famous Baby 'O nightclub was set on fire with petrol drums.